Franklin Albatross

Franklin Albatross Disc Golf Driver
4.7/5 - (801 votes)

The RT Franklin Albatross is a piece of plastic advertised as a disc golf disc. Although it is shaped in a way similar to a disc golf driver, the aerodynamics of this “disc” do not allow it to actually fly in the air. The Albatross is so understable that on even moderate speed throws from inexperienced players, this disc will turn sideways, head to the ground, and start rolling. While this disc is printed as 160grams, the actual weight may actually vary. The Albatross is likely the most understable driver ever made and is only recommended for use as a disc golf discs for children 6 years old and under.

While the Franklin Albatross is advertised as a “driver” it has the exact same dimensions and flight as the Sparrow as well as the Halex Driver and the Halex Midrange. Franklin Disc Golf Discs are made in China. Bottom side of Franklin Albatross Disc

3 throughts on "Franklin Albatross"

  1. Warning: None of the Franklin golf discs are approved by the Professional Disc Golf Association and so they are not allowed to be used in PDGA-sanctioned disc golf tournaments.

  2. Found one in a tree today and decided to try it out. Didn’t expect the results I got. I actually did quite well and almost aced a hole. I four-handed, back-handed and tomahawked it with great precision. Since it’s made in China I hate it, but nonetheless it does decent for a “piece of plastic posing as a disc”. Maybe try chucking it hammered like I was? It cuts hard either way which works great for going around trees or up a hill around a corner. It’s probably not PDGA approved but I don’t care, just do it for fun.

  3. I bought the three (3) pack starter kit even though I’ve been playing for a little while.

    I would rank the Albatross as a 10/4/3/1.

    I agree it doesn’t want to stay aloft too terribly long but it is predictable which is what I usually want from a disc.

    I threw it and my Ballista on 4 consecutive holes to try it out. The Ballista outdistanced the Albatross but only by about 15 feet and it turned a decent amount left each hole.

    I mean, expect what you get. I paid $14.00 with shipping for all three (3) discs so I wasn’t expecting the best disc in my bag but I’ll keep it in there for water holes that require an overstable throw, when I don’t mind losing a disc.

    My 2 cents.

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